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Science and Social Media

A fascinating Perspective article recently published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine from Alan Regenberg (Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Baltimore, Maryland, USA) uses the case of the birth of the first human babies with germline gene editing to reflect on the evolving and increasing presence of social media in science, its strengths, weaknesses, and the potential to develop applications that improve how we review, approve, and engage around the work of science. The author suggests that facing the challenges of social media use in science may allow for greater transparency, access, and engagement—and could nurture the public's trust.